Christmas is the season the Gingerbread Café in Ashford, Connecticut was made for…but owner Lily couldn’t be feeling less merry if she tried. She’s spent another year dreaming of being whisked away on a sleigh-ride for two, but she’s facing festive season alone – again. And, just to give her another reason to feel anything other than candy-cane perky, a new shop across the road has opened… Not only is it selling baked goods, but the owner, with his seriously charming smile, has every girl in town swooning.
But Lily isn’t about to let her business crumble — the Gingerbread Café is the heart of the community, and she’s going to fight for it! This could be the Christmas that maybe, just maybe, all her dreams – even the someone-to-decorate-the-Christmas-tree-with ones – really do come true!
D.S. Williams Review:Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe, by Rebecca Raisin is a gorgeous little novella. Despite reading it out of the Christmas season, I found myself feeling a little wistful and ‘Christmassy’ as I read it.
Ms. Raisin has a wonderful writing talent, bringing the reader into the small town where the story is set. The relationships between the characters are realistic, and the characters are well-rounded and likable. I found myself smiling as I saw the relationship between the two main characters developing, particularly as the heroine of the story found her hero to be somewhat annoying when they first meet. Both characters own a small store and this sets the scene for some competitive hijinks between the two of them. This novella is the first in a series for Ms. Raisin – and I can cheerfully say I thoroughly recommend this book and look forward to reading the next in the series.